The poetry of composition in paintings by Milan Laluha
The inclusion of works of Slovak modern fine art in the permanent collection of the Nedbalka Gallery offers an excellent opportunity to focus on a less traditional, yet equally important view of artworks by artists represented in the gallery´s collections.
The exhibition of Milan Laluha and the accompanying publication represent exactly this kind of opportunity. To put it simply, it is a great chance to present drawings and paintings by the foremost representative of the 1930 generation in a little bit unusual way. Happily, the collection of the Nedbalka Gallery encompasses paintings covering the entire development of Milan Laluha´s oeuvre, from early works up to the paintings from the artist´s last creative period. It was their representative quality that inspired us to focus on the composition of paintings and artist´s favourite principles of composition.
As the artist´s paintings have been inspired by literally ancient rules of hidden geometry of a long line of predecessors in the development of modern art after Cézanne, we believe the chosen perspective on the poetry of composition in paintings by Milan Laluha is very important.